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Dwight Howard sets NBA record for free throws

Posted on: January 13, 2012 1:25 am
Edited on: January 13, 2012 1:51 am
 
Posted by Ben Golliver howard-free-throw

Orlando Magic All-Star center Dwight Howard set an all-time NBA record for free throws attempted in a game by shooting 39 free throws during a Thursday night win over the Golden State Warriors.

Howard shattered the previous record set by Hall of Fame center Wilt Chamberlain, who attempted 34 free throws for the Philadelphia Warriors in a February 22, 1962 game against the St. Louis Hawks. Chamberlain's record stood for more than 49 years.

Howard connected on 21 of his 39 attempts, finishing with 45 points on 12-21 shooting in 44 minutes. The 45 points matched his regular season career-high, set in a February 17, 2009 game against the Charlotte Bobcats.

His previous best for free throw attempts in a game was 24, which he had done four times.

Warriors center Andris Biedrins and forward David Lee both fouled out of the game. Reserve big man Ekpe Udoh was also whistled for five fouls. The Warriors announced earlier Thursday that starting center Kwame Brown is out for at least three months after he tore a muscle in his chest that will require surgery to fix.

The Magic defeated the Warriors, 117-109, at Oracle Arena.
Comments

Since: Sep 27, 2006
Posted on: January 13, 2012 9:46 am
 

Dwight Howard sets NBA record for free throws

it's another reason the NBA sucks and is the worst major sport worshiped by CBS, ESPN,




It's still better than watching baseball or Nascar!!!!



Since: Mar 15, 2008
Posted on: January 13, 2012 9:00 am
 

Dwight Howard sets NBA record for free throws

How you going to put this on Mark Jackson?

Biedrins has no chance.
David Lee has no chance.
Udoh has no chance.

What do you want the guy to do? At least Kwame would have used his size to bother him a little bit.

And 59% is a terrible free throw percentage, Howard shouldn't be trying to reach his low standards, he should be trying to improve his "FREE" throws.



Since: May 12, 2010
Posted on: January 13, 2012 8:52 am
 

Dwight Howard sets NBA record for free throws

unfair. he's a career 59% free throw shooter. he met close to his standard. Mark Jackson c'mon?



Since: Oct 3, 2006
Posted on: January 13, 2012 8:40 am
 

Dwight Howard sets NBA record for free throws

Yee Haw!  Who wants to watch the zebras suck all night?  39 FTs by one player is a good thing?  No - it's another reason the NBA sucks and is the worst major sport worshiped by CBS, ESPN, etc.  Hard to believe this was reported as a positive - the last jag offs I care to see are NBA refs - they are horrible and help make the game the garbage that it is.




Since: Feb 10, 2007
Posted on: January 13, 2012 7:37 am
 

Dwight Howard sets NBA record for free throws

Should have had 60pts, dumba$$ probaby thinks he accomplished something.  The Magic should deduct $100k for every percentage point under 70 he shoots from the free throw line.   Hit'em in the pocketbook might lite a fire under his goofy a$$.



Since: May 13, 2007
Posted on: January 13, 2012 6:21 am
 

Dwight Howard sets NBA record for free throws

Well, first there was Hack-a- Shaq...Now it is Dwight FOULward's turn. Seems like the free throw line is Kryptonite. So far. Superman? Has not lived up to the billing. He hasn't won anything, and has received a ton of cash for it.



Since: Mar 15, 2008
Posted on: January 13, 2012 5:47 am
 

Dwight Howard sets NBA record for free throws

I saw the game, I hope you get at least 40 points if you take 39 FT attempts, poor warriors had nobody to guard the guy. Who's going to stop him? Biedrins?



Since: Jan 13, 2012
Posted on: January 13, 2012 3:44 am
 

Dwight Howard sets NBA record for free throws

Shooting 53% from the free throw line in the NBA is nothing to be proud of... No matter how many attempts. Don't blame others for the Magics shortcomings until your game is complete.




Since: Jul 26, 2009
Posted on: January 13, 2012 3:08 am
 

Dwight Howard sets NBA record for free throws

Too bad he can't make a free throw.



Since: Jul 26, 2009
Posted on: January 13, 2012 3:08 am
 

Dwight Howard sets NBA record for free throws

Too bad he can't make a free throw
 


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